While there are many different types of cantaloupes grown throughout the world, “Western Shipper” varieties are dominant in California. Seed companies have their own lines of “Western Shipper” varieties and growers choose which variety to plant based upon soil type, weather condition, and time of year. The average consumer cannot tell the difference between these varieties since they are all nearly round, have a similar taste and prominent “netting” on their skin.”
California cantaloupe is available in supermarkets and restaurants around the country from April through early December. During these months, the majority of cantaloupe is produced in California.
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